Macbook Pro Sudden Motion 3rd Party HD

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by farmdoc, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. farmdoc macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2010
    Ordered a 13" MB Pro and wanted to upgrade HD to 500 Gigs. The authorized reseller agent suggested the vendor's branded HD (probably Hitachi or Seagate) which was $150 less than Apple's, installed. My question is, will the Sudden Motion device which lifts head of HD during 'drops' stay active when a non-Apple HD is installed? I realize Apple will not warranty this HD as it is not their own but would like some extra assurance re: drop protection.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Yes. SMS is built into the notebook itself. Just don't get an HDD with an Anti-Shock system or something similar, as those will interfere with the SMS.

    Btw, MRoogle (my sig) is a good tool to search these forums.
  3. farmdoc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2010

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